Nearly 320,000 new boats sold in 2020

March 5th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) December New Powerboat Registrations Report shows that retail unit sales of new boats reached nearly 320,000 units in 2020, up 13% compared to 2019, levels the recreational boating industry hasn’t seen since 2008. New data show all powerboat segments saw growth in 2020, ranging between 8% and 22%. “New […]

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INDA welcomes new board members

March 4th, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the membership election of seven industry leaders to serve on its board of directors for a three-year term. The professionals represent a cross-section of INDA membership and bring a high level of expertise and insight to the management of the association. Richard Altice, president and CEO, […]

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Ballenger joins Milliken & Company

March 3rd, 2021

Milliken & Company has hired Alice Ballenger as director of strategy for its Textile Division. She will be responsible for supporting the division’s business growth and overall strategy.  With industry experience across multiple global markets, working both independently as a business strategist as well as in senior-level roles with Glen Raven, Ballenger brings an abundance […]

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Vanguard Durst Digital Printing expands distribution

March 3rd, 2021

Vanguard Durst Digital Printing, a manufacturer of wide format UV and dye-sublimation printers, has announced a national dealership agreement with Graphic Solutions Group (GSG) based in Dallas, Texas. Vanguard Durst Digital will include GSG's sales and service expertise to accelerate in the marketplace. Vanguard Durst Digital's format UV digital flatbed printers combine technology features with […]

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Feds send $1 billion to state wildlife agencies

March 3rd, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is distributing $1 billion to state wildlife agencies through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR). Generated by the hunting and angling industry, these funds support regional conservation projects across the country. The 2021 WSFR apportionment is $121 million higher than the 2020 apportionment due to increases […]

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Milliken & Company acquires Zebra-chem

March 1st, 2021

Milliken & Company has acquired Zebra-chem GmbH, a global chemicals company known for its peroxide and blowing agent masterbatches. With more brands and governments globally setting goals to increase their use of recycled materials, plastics manufacturers are faced with the challenges of using recycled plastics effectively. Peroxide masterbatches, like those from Zebra-chem and Milliken, make […]

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Coats to host sustainability webinar

March 1st, 2021

On March 12, 2021, Coats will host the live panel discussion “Targeting Circularity” with members from its sustainability delivery team. Panelists will explore Coats’ sustainability agenda, industry challenges and the shift towards circularity, and innovations to enable a more sustainable future. Headquartered in the U.K., Coats is a leading industrial thread business that employs 17,000 […]

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Specialty Fabrics Review gets a new look

March 1st, 2021

A newly designed website for Specialty Fabrics Review magazine launched in February, providing a mobile-first experience with easier access to the latest news stories, more features, the popular “Swatches” section, and new products. The goal of this initiative is for SpecialtyFabricsReview.com to provide the same great content in a better package.Textile experts rely on Specialty Fabrics […]

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Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 content available on demand until May 1

March 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Materials Association and Geosynthetics magazine thanks everyone who attended, presented and exhibited at the Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021. If you could not attend, and you would like to experience the virtual event, you can still register. When you register now, you will get on-demand access to all the content from the live show. […]

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GSI to host webinar on landfill covers

March 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill Covers: Past-Present-Emerging,”on March 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Participants will be able to assess past landfill cover practices and gain comparisons to present […]

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